BRONX, NY (April 22, 2013)
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing will return to Mohegan Sun on Friday, MAY 24
with a sensational ESPN Friday Night Fights card headlined by world ranked
contender and fan favorite Delvin Rodriguez in a ten junior middleweight
clash against former world title challenger Freddy “EL Riel” Hernandez.
“We’re very proud to return to Mohegan Sun with another card headlined by Delvin Rodriguez. Freddy Hernandez is a very tough, experienced, former world title challenger and this fight should provide fireworks from the opening bell,” said DeGuardia. “Delvin is always a hot ticket at Mohegan Sun and we encourage fans to purchase tickets in advance for this terrific evening of world class boxing.”
Fighting of out nearby Danbury, CT, and known for his sensational all-action fights, Rodriguez has been a staple at Mohegan Sun and on ESPN Friday Night Fights, this being his sixteenth appearance on the network and sixth at the venue.
On February 15, Rodriguez triumphantly returned to the world-class venue with a dominant sixth round stoppage of previously undefeated George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah which was broadcast on ESPN Friday Night Fights.
Included among Rodriguez’ outstanding career performances (27-6-3 15 KO’s) is the 2011 Fight of the Year against Pawel Wolak (July 15) from the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The fight was non-stop action in a brutal and historic epic battle. Battling to a draw on ESPN Friday Night Fights in the first bout, Rodriguez shined when they fought the rematch at Madison Square Garden (December 3, 2011) displaying his full arsenal of boxing skills in a dominant victory over Wolak.
Fighting out of Mexico City, Mexico, Hernandez enters the ring with a record of 30-4-0 (20KO’s), most recently challenging top rated contender Demetrius Andrade on January25 in front of a standing room only crowd at The Paramount in Huntington, New York as part of the acclaimed Star Boxing’s “ROCKIN FIGHTS” series. The always rough and exciting Hernandez was Andrade’s toughest test in the ten-round fight the undefeated Andrade won by unanimous decision.
Included among the world champions and other top rated contenders Hernandez has faced are Andre Berto, Erislandy Lara, Luis Collazo, DeMarcus Corley, Mike Anchondo, Jesus Soto-Karass and Ben Tackie.
Advance tickets priced at $95, $45 and $30 (plus a $5 facility fee), can be purchased through Ticketmaster, (www.Ticketmaster.com, phone 800-745-3000), or through
Star Boxing, (www.StarBoxing.com, phone 718-823-2000). Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30 p.m. ET with the first bell at 7:30 p.m. ET.
An exciting undercard will be announced shortly.